North Melbourne and Essendon seem to be evenly matched, so this match should be  a mouth watering encounter. Both have fairly young sides and are looking to get off a good start to season 2012. There has always been a feirce rivalry between the two clubs and there is no doubt they will both be fight for a finals berth this year.

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Venue: Etihad Stadium
Date:  Saturday 31st March 2012 at 7.45pm AEDT
Match Odds: North Melbourne – $2.10, Essendon – $1.80

North Melbourne

B: Scott McMahon, Scott Thompson, Shaun Atley
HB: Daniel Wells, Michael Firrito, Jamie Macmillan
C: Leigh Adams, Andrew Swallow, Samuel Wright
HF: Matt Campbell, Robert Tarrant, Ryan Bastinac
F: Aaron Edwards, Drew Petrie, Lindsay Thomas
Foll: Todd Goldstein, Ben Cunnington, Brent Harvey
I/C: Hamish McIntosh, Liam Anthony, Kieran Harper, Aaron Mullett
Sub: Cruize Garlett
Emg: Levi Greenwood, Luke Delaney
Milestones: Drew Petrie – 200 games


B: Mark McVeigh, Dustin Fletcher, Michael Hibberd
HB: Tayte Pears, Cale Hooker, Jake Melksham
C: Courtenay Dempsey, Jobe Watson, Brent Stanton
HF: David Zaharakis, David Hille, Stewart Crameri
F: Leroy Jetta, Michael Hurley, Kyle Hardingham
Foll: Patrick Ryder, Heath Hocking, Dyson Heppell
I/C: Nathan Lovett-Murray, Angus Monfries, David Myers, Ben Howlett
Sub: Jake Carlisle
Emg: Sam Lonergan, Tom Bellchambers
Milestones: Cale Hooker – 50 games